COVID-19 Fund Allocations through July 10, 2020

Housing/Rental Assistance ($264,142)

$51,042 Bayside Housing
To maintain transitional housing for families as they process their application for a local grant from the Small Business Administration and to increase capacity to provide for 10 new individuals and families.

$700 COAST Shelter
For additional staffing of the homeless shelter for the next week as the local governments decide on an alternative plan for the shelter that offers more space and safer conditions.

$85,400 Dove House Advocacy Services
To establish and maintain a Rapid Response Rental Assistance Fund dedicated to helping people who, without immediate financial assistance, might otherwise fall into homelessness or long-term debt from which they could not recover.

$122,000 Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates (JCIRA)
To provide rental assistance to people who have lost their jobs in industries like shellfish and salal picking.

$5,000 Housing Solutions Network
To create a community campaign to encourage support for workforce housing, so essential workers have a place to live.

 

Financial Assistance ($107,200)

$6,000 First Step Family Support Center
To purchase and distribute items for low-income children and their families in Jefferson County including diapers, formula for infants, thermometers and Pedialyte for sick babies.

$950 OlyCAP
Donor directed donations to support OlyCAP financial assistance programs.

$68,250 St. Vincent de Paul
To expand emergency financial assistance for individuals and families.

$5,000 Gateway to Freedom
To supply monthly hygiene kits to people who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19.

$1,000 Foster Supports of Jefferson County
To provide shoes, masks and other sanitization supplies to foster families.

$6,000 Jefferson Healthcare Foundation – Face Mask Challenge
To run the mask project and purchase supplies.

$13,000 Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County
To supply an AmeriCorps worker to help make up the shortfall in volunteer hours due to COVID 19.

$3,500 Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates (JCIRA)
To provide rental assistance to people who have lost their jobs in industries like domestic help, landscaping, construction, and shellfish harvesting.

$3,500 The ReCyclery
To provide bikes and locks for clients of Dove House, Foster Supports, and JC Anti-Racist Fund who have been affected by the COVID pandemic.

 

Mental Health ($49,958)

$15,600 Jefferson Healthcare Foundation
To ensure mental health support remains available to oncology patients who must be isolated during the pandemic.

$17,083 Jumping Mouse Children’s Center
To purchase the technology and equipment needed for therapists to provide online counseling sessions for 65 children and their families.

$3,775 The Benji Project
To teach stress relief, connection and coping practices as well as mindfulness and self-compassion for isolated teens twice weekly through June 2020. These will be delivered for free via Zoom.

$13,500 OlyCAP
To provide school-based mental health tele-therapy to Jefferson County students, traditionally not offered during the summer.

 

Food ($74,718)

$1,110 Backpacks for Kids Port Townsend
Support for weekend food program for students in Port Townsend.

$4,000 Quilcene and Brinnon Weekend Nutrition Program
To address a three-fold increase in youth from Brinnon needing food assistance during weekends. They are now serving 62 families a week. Prior to the pandemic, the average was 23 per week.

$635 Chimacum Backpacks for Kids
Support for weekend food program for students in Chimicum.

$6,645 Community Wellness Project
For Neighbor Loaves, connecting Chimacum School District Food Service with local grain farmers and local business Pane D’Amore Bakery to bake and distribute 250+ loaves of bread weekly to families receiving school meals within the Chimacum School District.

$3,900 Food Bank Farm and Gardens:
To keep three farmers employed in upcoming months. This will ensure that this valued source of produce for the local farmers markets is maintained as the growing season begins.

$18,675 The Jefferson County Food Bank Network
To purchase produce and stackable boxes, making it easier to accommodate drive-up food pick-ups.

$9,125 Jefferson County Farmers Markets
To purchase the technology needed to open an online farmers market. This will support local farmers and allow people on the food assistance program (SNAP) to pre-order food and access matching dollars.

$1,128 St. Paul’s Church
For Just Soup Meal Program for low-income seniors and people living without homes.

$1,000 Jefferson Healthcare Foundation
To maintain the Free Little Pantry in Port Townsend, offering free food to those who need it.

$8,000 North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council
For the Olympic Peninsula Farmers Fund to contract with local farmers to provide food for food banks and feeding programs.

$20,000 Jefferson County Branch of the Olympic Peninsula YMCA
To provide summer meals for children throughout East Jefferson County as a continuation of the services currently provided by school districts and weekend meal programs

$500 Quilcene Foodbank
For needed equipment.


Childcare ($19,275)

$25 YMCA
Donor directed donation to support daycare.

$16,000 Cedarbrook Early Learning Center
To adapt childcare services for low-income working families in ways that allow for social distancing.

$3,250 CedarRoot Folk School
To provide financial assistance to children to attend safely augmented outdoor summer programs, thus providing much needed childcare.

Education ($46,000)
$43,500 StrongerTowns
To support internet access for students of low income-families who are now attending classes at home.

$2,500 Community Boat Project
To expand summer sailing and building programs for Jefferson County youth.